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by brightspirit
Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: arch = terminal only?
Replies: 30
Views: 49663

Re: arch = terminal only?

I suppose Arch is more geeky and flexible but Debian more mainstream. I managed to crush jwm on Arch to a 1GB stick for a friend. OK it's just the basics but it does give them a graphical frontend to have a go on a tiny footprint ;-)
by brightspirit
Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Flash drive compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 6108

Re: USB Flash drive compatibility

I've have all sorts of problems trying to partition a couple of 32GB Patriot LX Series PSF32GSDHC10-PC cards compared to the cheapo's I mentioned above. After trying them in numerous card readers without success I took the drastic step of burning it by attaching my SD camcorder to my linux box. That...
by brightspirit
Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: sd cards
Replies: 11
Views: 7094

Re: sd cards

Anyone who's interested ebuyer have just put on offer Patriot 32GB Class 10 SD Cards £12.99 inc vat and postage.
by brightspirit
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Arch
Topic: Enlightenment recompile...
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

Re: Enlightenment recompile...

Perhaps you could suggest a free site that I could upload it to then as it was only done quickly as a temporary measure as a full install distro for people to try out? It's only in early development stage and as I said any feedback is welcome. Limited time and resources doesn't give me the opportuni...
by brightspirit
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: Enlightenment recompile...
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

Enlightenment recompile...

I've finally managed to upload a slimmer recompiled Enlightenment on Arch with a newer kernel and set it up in 32-bit mode. It's not an official one but you should, with any luck, be able to download a copy from rapidshare: https://rapidshare.com/files/3704901170/e17arch01.img.tar.xz I've had it run...
by brightspirit
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How-to: Enlightenment Desktop Environment under Arch
Replies: 23
Views: 50612

Re: How-to: Enlightenment Desktop Environment under Arch

rpi-updater works fine with Arch. Just download and compile it from hexxeh's github. The link is found on Hexxeh's blog.

I've packaged up a working version of 32-bit E17 with fast boot and included the rpi-updater. Just got to find somewhere to host it now :lol:
by brightspirit
Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How-to: Enlightenment Desktop Environment under Arch
Replies: 23
Views: 50612

Re: How-to: Enlightenment Desktop Environment under Arch

Try using Hexxeh's rpi-updater. It seems to be working for me at the mo' ;)
by brightspirit
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB Hub to power PI, External HD, Wifi dongle
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

Re: USB Hub to power PI, External HD, Wifi dongle

Have you tried disabling the pin 1 (+5V) in your usb cable?
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All I did was tape over pin1 of the USB cable plug that connects the RPi with some PVC tape.
It seems that some powered hubs have feedback power through the cable where it isn't necessary.
by brightspirit
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: Is this a SD-Card issue?
Replies: 44
Views: 25782

Re: Is this a SD-Card issue?

I just taped over a +5V pin on the USB plug that I put in the RPi with standard PVC tape.
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by brightspirit
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How-to: Enlightenment Desktop Environment under Arch
Replies: 23
Views: 50612

Re: How-to: Enlightenment Desktop Environment under Arch

I managed to get it working in 32-bit color mode by editing the config.txt file and adding the lines: framebuffer_depth=32 framebuffer_ignore_alpha=1 I've also updated to the latest firmware before doing this. It didn't seem to work on some earlier firmware versions so I guess is only experimental a...
by brightspirit
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: Is this a SD-Card issue?
Replies: 44
Views: 25782

Re: Is this a SD-Card issue?

This happened to me when I got a powered usb hub. I found that the plug was causing feedback through pin 1 (+5V). All I did was cover that pin up with pvc tape and it started working clear as a bell :)
by brightspirit
Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: login / startx automatically
Replies: 47
Views: 73936

Re: login / startx automatically

There's 101 ways of doing this. I've started a thread in the Arch Forum: 'Speed up boot and auto login' If you take it step by step you can get it to autoboot and load some in the background which allows you to get to the command prompt or X depending on what you choose quicker. It's a case of fine-...
by brightspirit
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi hdmi_drive=2 Loss of Picture Quality
Replies: 4
Views: 3240

Re: Raspberry Pi hdmi_drive=2 Loss of Picture Quality

Have you set your hdmi_mode ?
by brightspirit
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Arch
Topic: How to access the RPi, see boot screen?
Replies: 5
Views: 2094

Re: How to access the RPi, see boot screen?

Look for config.txt file in the first partition and # out all the commands.
I think it's the hdmi_mode line that causes the problem. You can set it manually later but it gives you a starting point.
The video configuration settings can be found at:
elinux.org/RPi_config.txt
by brightspirit
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: Speed up boot and auto login
Replies: 5
Views: 12216

Speed up boot and auto login

If you want to speed your boot up and log in here's an easy way. In /etc/rc.conf you can disable a lot of the DAEMONS and have many working in the background. For example this would suit many: DAEMONS=(!hwclock @syslog-ng @network !openntpd !@netfs @crond ) The '!' disables and the '@' allows others...
by brightspirit
Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Which distro ?
Replies: 25
Views: 7045

Re: Which distro ?

I'd say Debian for a newbie but Arch for the more advanced who wants to do more tweaking. ;)
by brightspirit
Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD Card failure
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

Re: SD Card failure

Have you checked your cards validity?
I found it was worthwhile testing the card's validity using F3 (F3v2.zip) found at...

http://oss.digirati.com.br/f3/

It checks whether the card has any corrupted sectors and whether it's a fake.
by brightspirit
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Flash drive compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 6108

Re: USB Flash drive compatibility

I've tested both 16GB Class10 & 32GB Class 10 on a Raspberry Pi.
The only part numbers I could read were:
16GB SD Class 10: STC SM169A-120485
32GB SD Class 10: STC SM329A-120505
by brightspirit
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Flash drive compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 6108

Re: USB Flash drive compatibility

I've been using both 16GB and 32GB Class SD cards from realworldgoods off ebay and have found that they work excellently.
I found it was worthwhile testing the card's validity using F3 (F3v2.zip) found at...

http://oss.digirati.com.br/f3/

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